Let it snow, let it snow let it STOP! It started at 10 pm on Friday and snowed till midnight on Saturday. This was the earliest storm of this size on record for the Baltimore area. We received about 24 inches and Saturday the city came to a halt. It was the great! I didn't have to work and I stayed in my jammies till noon ! Wrapped all my Christmas gifts and rearranged my kitchen cupboards. It's Tuesday now and they still haven't plowed my street. The snow has frozen to the road and the three miles to the main street is a long scary ride. Ok I'm ready for spring! More ABC Wednesday on the sidebar.
I love to see the same shot in a different season. This was the day after the blizzard of 2009. Annapolis measured 24 inches of snow. It was beautiful on Sat but this is Tuesday morning and my street still hasn't been plowed!
Wednesday night throughout the summer months Annapolis holds sail boat races. I'm not really into sailing but it makes for beautiful pictures! This is a typical Wednesday evening. See more ABC Wednesday on the sidebar.
Rockefeller Center is one of my favorite New York photo sites. This shot was taken in Oct. If you visit now it's all decorated for the holidays. Yes the skating rink is open to the public but you do have to wait in line so bundle up and enjoy. Visit ABC Wednesday on the sidebar for more RRRRRRRRRrrrrr's!
Q is for quiet. I hope you spend some QUIET time reflecting on our servicemen as we celebrate Veterans Day. This is the cemetary at the US Naval Academy. The lower shot is preparation for a military funeral for one who has made the ultimate sacrifice. Take time to thank a veteran today. More ABC Wednesday click on the sidebar.
This is the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. This is taken at about mile 23 so they are looking a bit tired. If you enlarge you'll see the Jefferson Memorial in the back. Beautiful fall day, perfect running weather. More ABC Wednesday click in the link on the sidebar.
Beautiful fall morning in Washington D.C. This was the perfect day for the Marine Corps Marathon. We jumped on and off the metro following our friend running his first marathon. He finished in 3:07:41 and his dad would've been very proud. This reflection was a nice surprise as we walked across the bridge. More reflections click on Newtown at at the top of my sidebar.
O is for Orioles!! Great evening for a ball game at Oriole's Park Camden Yards in Baltimore MD. Obviously with the full seats the game was very early in the season. Okay maybe next year will be theirs. More ABC fun on the sidebar.
We took my grandaughter to the county fair and she enjoyed "milking" the cow. She really had a lot of fun and took it very seriously. The real animals freaked her out but this wooden cow she enjoyed! Go figure.
Mallard Island Wedding Chapel located at the bridge to Long Beach Island N.J. I loved this little chapel and thought it would be a great venue for my daughters wedding. I didn't know that a Catholic wedding must be held inside a Catholic church. Learn something new everyday!
I arrived home after work today and at the end of my street the sun was reflecting in the water. It was so bright it looked like the water was on fire. This picture doesn't do it justice. You may try enlarging it really was awesome.
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Every Wednesday evening before the summer sun sets over Annapolis, the Severn River becomes a nautical small town. The sailors exchange pleasantries, then prepare to race. The Annapolis Yacht Club's Wednesday night racing series lets sailors pit their wits against the elements on a zig-zag course beginning at the Severn and stretching into the Chesapeake Bay. The races are a midweek mental-health break -- a place where sailboat enthusiasts can bring their children, their parents or a new romantic interest and not take the competition too seriously. I great place for camera buffs too! More skies to watch click on the sidebar!
This is a quiet morning on the Chesapeake Bay. Those baskets on sticks are actually crab nets. Lot's of people still enjoy catching crabs by tieing a chicken neck to a string and attaching the string to the pier. When the string is pulled taut you have a Maryland crab nibbling and the game begins. It's really fun to drag the string in towards the pier slowly enough that the crab doesn't "get it". When they get close you scoop them up using these long handled baskets. It's easier to throw a crab pot in the bay and come back for it later but not half the fun. More Scenic Sunday click on the sidebar.
Sunset Beach N.C. has a sand creation contest each year. I was actually unaware of the event so this was taken with my cell phone. The beach was empty that evening. All the sand festival events were over and these beautiful creations were just waiting for the tide to take them out to sea. Next time I'll plan better. More Scenic Sunday on the sidebar.
This is the Naval Academy Bridge over the Severn River. I love peeking over the weeds. My goal is to run this bridge. I talk about it a lot but...haven't attempted it yet. Not the distance but the hill from both sides is whats making me pause. More skies on the link in the sidebar.
This is the US Naval Academy, Annapolis MD. The beautiful overlocation on the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay makes this a perfect picture spot from anywhere on campus. This is home to approximately 3,500 young men and women attending college and preparing for their career in the Navy or Marine Corps. BEAT ARMY! More Scenic Sunday posts on the sidebar.
So this huge nest is sitting on top of a telephone pole in my neighborhood. You can't help wonder what gigantic bird reside here. I thought the plane in the second picture was a possiblity :)
Finally I returned, after many tries, and found this osprey sitting beside her nest. You'll have to enlarge it to appreciate her. They are endangered so their nest can't be disturbed till their young have left. This is a problem in the spring as they love to nest on boats that are dorment for the winter. About this time of year they head to South America for the winter. Don't you wonder why Florida isn't warm and far enough?
Flagler University, St. Augustine Florida. The college is named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. In 1888, Flagler built the Hotel Ponce de Leon, his first in a series of luxury resorts along Florida’s east coast
The Edison Electric Company powered the building with steam heat and 4,000 electric lights, making the Ponce one of the nation’s first electrified buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany is credited with the building’s interior design including the stained glass and mosaics. More Scenic Sunday click on the sidebar.
Well between an assignment for my job and my sisters fun blog photo-phase.blogspot.com I decided it was time to test the waters. Now, of course, I'll need a better camera soon! That brings me back to shopping!